Patents Examined by Tinsae B Ayalew
  • Patent number: 10968899
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pump unit applied to a high-pressure cleaning machine, including: a water inlet chamber, a water outlet chamber, and a central chamber connected to the water inlet chamber and the water outlet chamber. The pump unit further includes a plunger disposed in the central chamber and an eccentric mechanism connected to the plunger. The eccentric mechanism drives the plunger to perform reciprocating motion in the central chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Positec Power Tools (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pinghua Wu, Yong Qiao, Haijun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10953442
    Abstract: A culvert cleaner for cleaning clogged culverts using pressurized water having a self-contained water pump and maneuvering capabilities is described. The culvert cleaner includes a frame, a water pressurizing system, and a control system. The culvert cleaner may be used on a number of different machineries (e.g. truck, excavator, and rail equipment). The culvert cleaner is positioned in front of a clogged culvert using the hydraulic excavator that is on the railway. Once the culvert cleaner is position, the water pressurizing system of the culvert cleaner is engaged and high pressure water is used to clean the culvert. During cleaning alterations may be made to nozzle in the x-axis and y-axis due to the integrated positioning of the nozzle as a part of the water pressurizing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Diversified Products, LLC
    Inventor: Jeff Bartek
  • Patent number: 10954620
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a washing machine, having an actively movable balancer, and method of controlling the same. The washing machine according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a balancing unit to move along a circumference of a drum to reduce imbalance due to an unbalanced distribution of the laundry; a transmission coil provided at a tub to generate a wireless power signal and transmit power wirelessly to the balancing unit; a transmission converter to apply power at a driving frequency to the transmission coil; a voltage measurer to measure a transmission voltage, which is a voltage of the transmission coil; and a transmission controller to control the transmission converter based on the transmission voltage measured by the voltage measurer, thereby transmitting sufficient power wirelessly to the balancing unit in a short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Oshin Kwon, Byunghyun Moon
  • Patent number: 10947658
    Abstract: A washing machine appliance and a method of selectively draining a sump of the washing machine appliance at the start of an operating cycle is provided. The method includes determining that the drain pump assembly has drained wash fluid from the sump, e.g., by checking to see whether an empty sump flag has been set in the controller. In addition, the method includes determining that a water supply valve has not been opened since the wash fluid was drained from the sump and that a sump pressure exceeds a predetermined threshold pressure, e.g., indicating that water is in sump that was not intentionally added by the water supply valve. The drain pump assembly is then operated to perform a drain cycle at the beginning of a subsequent operating cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan James Scheckelhoff, Aaron Lee Welch
  • Patent number: 10940833
    Abstract: A device for emitting bubbles in a vehicle wash facility includes a plenum supported with respect to ground. The plenum includes an air inlet with a first area and an air outlet with a second area. The plenum air outlet is in communication with at least one foaming chamber. The foaming chamber includes a generally planar media element disposed therein. The foaming chamber includes a spray jet located therein, which is in communication with a source of chemical. The spray jet configured to emit a chemical onto the generally planar media element. The device also includes a plurality of nozzle portions in communication with the foaming chamber for emitting bubbles therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Belanger, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Belanger, Barry S. Turner, David L. Tognetti, Mark D. Morin
  • Patent number: 10943799
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nozzle for cleaning a substrate capable of spraying deionized water for cleaning a substrate to the substrate, the nozzle including a first body made of a resin material and provided with a first part of a deionized water passage and a deionized water supply hole to supply the deionized water, a second body made of a resin material and provided with a second part of the deionized water passage and a plurality of spray holes to spray the deionized water to the substrate, a fusible protrusion provided in the first body or the second body along the deionized water passage and configured such that a part thereof is fused during ultrasonic welding, so as to couple the first body and the second body together, and a fusible protrusion accommodating part formed in the first body or the second body to accommodate the fusible protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: HS HI-TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Man Ho Han, Young Min Ju, Guk Ki Ahn, Yun Deok Kim
  • Patent number: 10937669
    Abstract: A substrate solution-treatment apparatus includes: a substrate holding part for holding a substrate; a nozzle for supplying a treatment solution onto the substrate; a supply line; a flow rate control mechanism including a flow rate meter and a flow rate control valve installed in the supply line; an opening/closing valve installed in the supply line; and a control part for controlling operations of the flow rate control mechanism and the opening/closing valve. The flow rate control mechanism controls the flow rate control valve such that a detection value of the flow rate meter coincides with a flow rate target value provided from the control part. The control part controls the nozzle to supply the treatment solution onto the substrate with the opening/closing valve opened, and provides a first flow rate as the flow rate target value to the flow rate control mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Kosuke Fukuda, Mikio Nakashima, Kazuyoshi Shinohara, Hiroyuki Higashi
  • Patent number: 10934656
    Abstract: A washer extractor machine is provided. The washer extractor machine includes a casing defining an interior chamber that is accessed through a first opening in the casing that has an associated outer door. A cylinder body is supported for rotation in the interior chamber of the casing. The cylinder body has a hollow interior that is accessed through a second opening in the cylinder body. An inner door is supported on the cylinder body for movement relative to the second opening between open and closed positions. A door closing sensing system includes a sensor element and a target element supported on the inner door. The sensor element and the target element being arranged relative to one another such that the target is in alignment with the line-of-sight of the sensor element when the inner door is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ellis Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel W. Noltin, William J. Humecke, Robert H. Fesmire
  • Patent number: 10933451
    Abstract: A system comprises a plate (235) and one or more transducers (200) coupled to the plate (235). Each of the one or more transducers (200) is operable to generate ultrasonic waves which propagate through the plate (235) in a propagation direction (240), for ultrasonically clearing droplets (250) of fluid from the plate (235). The plate (235) comprises one or more structures disposed in the path of ultrasonic waves and configured to control the propagation of ultrasonic waves in the plate (235) to achieve a predetermined amount of ultrasonic wave energy propagating in a direction opposite to the propagation direction (240). The value of one or more parameters of the shape of each of the one or more structures is predetermined to achieve a predetermined effect on ultrasonic waves incident on the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: EchoVista GmbH
    Inventors: David Trevett, Patrick Trevett, Mincheol Shin
  • Patent number: 10934653
    Abstract: A laundry treatment apparatus according to the present invention comprises: first and second washing units for performing washing, the first and second washing units each having a separate washing space; a first control unit which, when a command for dual washing is input through an input unit, controls the first washing unit such that the same performs washing according to a dual washing course in which the first washing unit and the second washing unit are set to perform washing at the same time, and outputs a dual control signal corresponding to the dual washing course; and a second control unit for controlling, in response to the output dual control signal, the second washing unit such that the same performs washing according to the dual washing course. The present invention efficiently performs washing by using both the first and second washing units at the same time according to the dual washing course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Younyoung Choi
  • Patent number: 10934652
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to deal with a case in which waterproof clothes, etc. are included in laundry. A washing machine 1 having a dehydration function may include a drum 20 rotatably accommodated in a tub 10, a water-level sensor 60 configured to detect a water level of water IW collected between the tub 10 and the drum 20, a circulation pump 80 configured to supply water to the inside of the drum 20 and to circulate water collected in the inside of the tub 10, and a control apparatus 70 configured to perform a dehydration process. The control apparatus 70 may include a dehydration course decider 74 configured to decide a dehydration course based on a change in water level of water IW collected between the tub 10 and the drum 20 by driving of the circulation pump 80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10934655
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a washing machine including: a main body having a laundry inlet in the front portion; a tub disposed in the inside of the main body, and configured to store water; a drum rotatably disposed in the inside of the tub; a pulsator disposed in the inside of the drum, and configured to be rotatable relative to the drum; a motor configured to provide a driving force to the pulsator; and a controller configured to control a current flowing to the motor on the basis of revolution per minute (rpm) of the pulsator rotating by a movement of laundry contained in the drum, and to start controlling the motor on the basis of rpm of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Seung-Hoon Kim, Jung Chul Choi, Sung Mo Lee, Jun Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10927539
    Abstract: Apparatus and a method for cleaning accumulated sediment from storm drain conduits and other large-diameter conduits. A nozzle assembly is arranged to deliver a high-volume flow of water at a pressure high enough to loosen sediment from the interior of a conduit and to propel the nozzle assembly and an associated nozzle feed hose upstream within a conduit being cleaned. Water from the nozzle assembly flushes the sediment downstream and is then collected, partially cleaned, and reused in the nozzle assembly. Mud and clay may be left in the water to increase its specific gravity and viscosity. A self-contained portable and mobile system includes a tank and apparatus for removal of high concentrations of entrained or suspended solids, and a pump and conduits for delivering a high-volume flow of water, containing quantities of suspended solids, to the nozzle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Iwasaki-Higbee
  • Patent number: 10898056
    Abstract: A metering device for dispensing shaped cleaning-agent bodies into a washing chamber of a domestic dishwasher, comprising a reservoir, which is designed to hold a filling of the shaped cleaning-agent bodies and has a transfer opening in a region of the bottom of the reservoir, and a transport device for actively transporting the shaped cleaning-agent bodies from the transfer opening of the reservoir into the washing chamber. In addition, the metering device comprises a lifting device for raising the bottom of the reservoir at least in parts, wherein a discharge slant toward the transfer opening is produced at least in parts or the downgrade of an existing discharge slant is increased at least in parts by the raising of the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Alberto Liarte Marin, Marc Schreiber, Martijn Reinder Torenbeek, Ander Villate Robles
  • Patent number: 10898051
    Abstract: A water-conducting domestic appliance, in particular a dishwasher, includes a wash container for holding items being washed, a first container and a second container for holding water. A a thermal insulation is arranged between the first container and the wash container. The second container is arranged in thermal contact with the wash container. A decanting device is provided for transferring the water from the first container into the second container to dry the items being washed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventor: Karlheinz Rehm
  • Patent number: 10894274
    Abstract: The fin and condenser coil cleaning device for air conditioner units is a cleaning device for cleaning the fins and condenser coils of window-mounted air conditioner units. A horizontal support is driven to selectively raise and lower with respect to the fins on the exterior portion of an air conditioner unit. The horizontal support carries nozzles for spraying water on the fins at sufficient pressure that the water passes through the fins and cleans the condenser coils contained within the housing of the air conditioner unit. A plurality of brushes are mounted on the horizontal support for brushing the fins as the horizontal support moves vertically with respect thereto. Sensors may be provided for controlling the direction of vertical movement of the horizontal support and for selectively actuating a motor and a pump for driving movement of the horizontal support and spraying the water through the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Adel Mohammed Al-Shayea, Mustufa Haider Abidi, Abdulaziz Mohammed El-Tamimi
  • Patent number: 10883214
    Abstract: An oxidation intensifier device for a continuous dyeing system for dyeing a warp thread, the device arranged for being mounted in the oxidation assembly of the dyeing system and comprises two blowing assemblies having a substantially identical shape and opposed one another, each blowing assembly is provided with at least one respective fan and, downstream of such a fan, with a respective plurality of convergent conduits arranged along development directions that are parallel and transversal to the feeding direction of the warp thread, the convergent conduits of a first blowing assembly converge in a opposite direction with respect to the convergence direction of the convergent conduits of the opposite blowing assembly, each convergent conduit is configured to face parallel to a single lap of the warp thread moving inside the dyeing system and is provided with a plurality of longitudinal slots oriented along the same development direction of the respective convergent conduit, where each fan is hydraulically co
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: KARL MAYER R&D GMBH
    Inventor: Francesco Ronchi
  • Patent number: 10882077
    Abstract: The present application provides a cleaning apparatus and a cleaning method. The cleaning apparatus includes two wiping parts opposite to each other, a connection part and a cleanliness detection device. The two wiping parts defines a space therebetween to accommodate a part to be cleaned. The two wiping parts are connected through the connection part. The cleanliness detection device is configured to detect cleanliness of the part to be cleaned. The connection part is configured to control a distance between the two wiping parts based on the detected cleanliness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Le Yang, Fashun Li
  • Patent number: 10883219
    Abstract: A washing machine overflow prevention device for preventing flooding includes a plug-port assembly that comprises a plug, a port, and a breaker. The plug is configured to insert into an outlet that is coupled to an electrical circuit of a building. The port is configured to insert a power cord plug of a washing machine to power the washing machine, and the breaker is positioned to operationally couple the plug to the port. A switching sensor is coupled to and positioned in a standpipe. The switching sensor is operationally coupled to the plug and the breaker. The switching sensor is configured to detect a water level in the standpipe and to selectively actuate the breaker to decouple the port from the plug in event of a high-water level in the standpipe to prevent flooding of an area proximate to the washing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew Billa
  • Patent number: 10876241
    Abstract: The specification discloses a basin disposed in a top portion of a drying appliance, the basin having a fluid drain therein connected to a basin drain line. The appliance includes a water valve in fluid communication with a water source having an outlet in fluid communication with the basin and a tee connector disposed in a drain line of a washing appliance for draining fluid from the basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ziqiang Hu, Paul R. Staun